Masonry Chimney Repair

It is necessary to have your chimney inspected every year to five years, depending on location and usage. The extent and type of the repairs needed may depend on the type of fireplace you have, as well as usage, age, and location.

Type: Masonry fireplaces built before 1960 are more likely to need repairs due to exposure to rain damage. Prefabricated fireplaces are less likely to need repairs. Usage: The more a fireplace is used, the more heat exposure there is to the firebox, flue liner and chimney cap.

Usage: The more a fireplace is used, the more heat exposure there is to the firebox, flue liner and chimney cap.

Age: Age has to do with the materials in which the fireplace was constructed and the exposure to heat and moisture over many years. Masonry Fireplaces built from the late 1800's to 1930 are unreinforced. Those built from 1930-1940 can still be unreinforced, but are built with better materials and technology. From 1941 and on, most masonry fireplaces have reinforced rebar.

Location: A chimney located on the beach will have greater exposure to salt and moisture due to fog, dew, and rain than one located inland in a much drier environment.

For details and examples of our different repair work, please select from the following:

  • Ash Cleanout Door Replacement
  • Chimney Crack Repair
  • Chimney Crown Repair
  • Firebox Repair
  • Flue Liner Repair
  • Flue Liner Relines


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